Producer, Channel 13 News at Four

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  • Former “Voice” Contestant Holds Summer Camp for Foster Children

    DES MOINES, Iowa —  A Des Moines woman shared her talent and life story on the NBC singing competition “The Voice” and now Sharane Calister is sharing her experience with young people here at home. Sharane Calister was a favorite of coach Adam Levine but she just missed the top ten. She hasn’t stopped singing or giving back. Calister started a summer camp for teens in the the foster system. She was in foster care herself and wanted to share […]

  • Advocates Reach Out to Immigrants Ahead of Raids

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Immigration and Customs Enforcement is expected to start raids on Sunday. A senior official says about 2,000 people are targeted across ten major cities. The organization ‘American Friends Service Committee’ is conducting outreach to migrant families throughout Iowa, even though none of the raids are planned for our state. Advocates will be informing immigrants of their rights and helping to set up emergency plans for families in case they are separated. Organizer Erica Johnson says it […]

  • ‘Pride Camp’ Connects LGBTQ Teens

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Going to camp is a summer tradition for many kids but one camp about kick off is for kids who often feel excluded. “Pride Camp” gives LGBTQ teens and their allies a chance to learn, grow, and connect with each other. Nate Monson, Executive Director of Iowa Safe Schools and Becky Smith the Director of Youth Development of Iowa Safe Schools joined us on the Channel 13 News at Four to tell us more about it. […]

  • Iowa State’s Lindell Wigginton Out with Injury

    AMES, Iowa — Cyclone star Lindell Wigginton won’t play in Friday night’s game due to an injury. An Iowa State spokesperson says Wigginton has a left foot strain. It’s unclear when Wigginton will return to the line-up. Wigginton averaged 17 points as a freshman and shot 40% from the three-point range. Cyclone Junior Solomon Young is already out with a groin injury that required surgery.  Cameron Lard and Zoran Talley are suspended.  That leaves Iowa State with just eight scholarship players. Four are […]

  • Iowa Soldier Dies at Guantanamo Bay

    JOHNSTON, Iowa — An Iowa National Guard Soldier has died while on deployment at Guantanamo Bay. The Iowa National Guard says Pfc. Matthew A. Cox of Leon died while swimming at a Naval Station Guantanamo Bay beach on Tuesday, October 16th. Officials say Cox and four others were overpowered by the strong current. First responders searched for Cox using divers, boats, and aircraft. His body was recovered the next day. The four other service members with Cox were not injured. […]

  • Iowans Pay Tribute to the Fallen and Keep Their Memories Alive on September 11th

    IOWA  —  17 years ago the world was changed forever when four hijacked planes crashed on September 11th, 2001, taking 2,977 innocent lives. On Tuesday the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks was marked across the nation and across our state. In lieu of a 21 gun salute, a group of Iowans instead carried out a 21 mile salute, marching across the metro to the State Capitol, visiting fire stations along the way.  The ‘March to the Capitol’ began Tuesday morning […]

  • Crime Stoppers Announces What Will Happen to Tibbetts Reward Money

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Tibbetts Family and Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa announced Tuesday morning that contributions to the Mollie Tibbetts Reward Fund will go back to donors, the Tibbetts family, or the Crime Stoppers General Fund. 20-year old Mollie Tibbetts was last seen on a run in Brooklyn on July 18th. During the search, Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa set up a reward for information that led to the safe return of Mollie. Donors raised nearly $400,000. Mollie’s body […]

  • Body Found Likely that of Missing Teen Jake Wilson

    LA PORTE CITY, Iowa – Black Hawk County officials say human remains found Tuesday afternoon are consistent with what they were looking for in the Jake Wilson case. Officials are waiting on DNA testing for an exact match on identity. Results could take a few weeks. Jake disappeared on the evening of April 7th after he left home to go for a walk near Wolf Creek. Kayakers found the remains on Tuesday afternoon. Officials are not releasing the exact location the […]

  • Officials Identified Man Shot and Killed by Deputy in Altoona

    ALTOONA, Iowa  —  Investigators say 25-year old Isaiah Hayes of Ashland, Wisconsin led them on a chase which ended in gunfire. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says the incident began around 3:45 .m. Tuesday in the 8700 block of NE 62nd Avenue.  Deputy Ryan Phillips pulled over Hayes but the Wisconsin man then reportedly sped way.  Investigators say Hayes led them on a chase that eventually ended in the 200 block of 5th St. NW. Deputy Phillips told investigators that he saw something […]

  • Community Leaders React to Loss of Jonathan Narcisse

    DES MOINES, Iowa —  Well-known local politician and advocate Jonathan Narcisse has passed away. Narcisse is a former Des Moines School Board member who also made a run for governor in 2014.  He’s listed as the editor of the weekly newspaper The Communicator and hosted an online spot called Good News Iowa. State Representative Ako Abdul-Samad writes on Facebook, “The news of the passing of Jonathan Narcisse has left a void in my heart as well as a large void in […]

  • One Person Dead after House Fire in Marion County

    KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Knoxville police say a house fire overnight claimed one life. Crews were called to the 200 block of Terrace Lane at 12:21 a.m.  Firefighters found the house full of smoke. Two people were sitting on the front porch, and officers moved them into a police car to stay warm. A 70-year-old woman became unresponsive in the car. Paramedics took her to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her name is not being released until the next […]

  • Ernst Asks for US Senate to Begin Investigation into USA Gymnastics in Wake of Nassar Scandal

    WASHINGTON, DC  —  Iowa Senator Joni Ernst wants to start an investigation into USA Gymnastics and its leadership in the wake of the sexual abuse investigations of former team doctor Larry Nassar. “The reprehensible actions of this so-called doctor have been exposed, yet there are still so many questions that remain,” Ernst said on Wednesday as she and New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced they are sponsoring a resolution that would create a special committee to investigate the gymnastics organization.  […]

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